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E-mail your calendar listing to: email@sandovalsignpost.com. Or go to the Signpost Web site (www.sandovalsignpost.com) and click on Calendar. Deadline for submission is the twentieth of the month prior to publication. The community calendar is a free community service provided by the Signpost for nonprofit organizations. Note: “First Monday,” for example, means: The first Monday “of the month.”

Daily: Free hikes at Valles Caldera National Preserve—from Magma to Magpie. For a complete list of activities at the National Preserve, go to vallescaldera.gov.

Ongoing/Monthly: Urban Horticulture Classes. Sponsored by the SandovalMasterGardeners.org. Free. Open to public. Registration preferred. Sandovalmastergardeners.org/public-class-registration.

First Mondays: Eastern Sandoval Citizens Association (ES-CA) Board Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Public welcome. Placitas Fire Station, 463 Highway 165, Placitas. www.es-ca.org.

Second Mondays: Rio Grande Rebels 4-H Club meets. Now accepting new members. The 4-H youth development program is a dynamic non-formal education program that provides opportunities for youth to learn life skills and gain knowledge while having fun. Contact Jessica at 459-6553. Sandoval County Extension Office, 711 S. Camino del Pueblo.

Second and fourth Mondays: Bernalillo Town Council meeting. 6:30 p.m. Held at Bernalillo Town Hall. Info: call 867-3311.

Third Mondays: Village Academy Charter School GC board meeting. 4:30 p.m. Held at 301 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo (located next to Our Lady of Sorrows Church). 867-9094.

Third Mondays: Sandoval County Chapter of the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force. 6 p.m. Discuss strategies to support breastfeeding families in Sandoval County. Held at Family Health Partnerships, 4351 Jager Road, Suite C, Rio Rancho. Amy Pilley at apilley@salud.unm.edu, or 575-642-7534.

Mondays through Fridays: Mothers’ Day Out Preschool. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Held at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, 7 Paseo de San Antonio, Placitas. $16 dollars per day. Debbie Stueber at 867-3371.

Tuesdays: Pickleball at the Bernalillo Community Center. 6-8 p.m. Pickleball is a game played on a court with paddles and a whiffle ball. The court is smaller than a tennis court and allows people to play who no longer want to run and jump as they did in their younger years. Anyone can play even if they have never played tennis. 771-0130.

First Tuesdays: Coronado Kennel Club Meeting. 7:30 p.m. All-breed kennel club. Schedule changes in August and December. Call 867-4510 for meeting location.

First Tuesdays: Albuquerque Newcomers Club Welcoming Coffee. 10 a.m. Membership open to residents who have lived in the Albuquerque area (including Sandoval County) for five years or less, or who are having major changes in their lives. Make new friends while signing up for monthly luncheons, speakers, dining out, travel, book/movie groups, games, walking, wine tasting, etc. Singles and men’s groups, too. Held at Sandia Presbyterian Church (not affiliated with the church), 10704 Paseo del Norte. 321-6970, abqnewcomers@gmail.com.

First Tuesdays: Greater Sandoval County Chamber of Commerce—Board of Directors meeting. 11:30 a.m., at the GSCCC offices at 282 South Camino del Pueblo, Suite 2 D in Bernalillo, NM. Call 404-8492 or visit www.sandovalchamber.com.

Second Tuesdays: Coronado Optimist Club. 6 p.m. The Coronado Optimist Club primarily serves Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, and Placitas in projects that help youth. Held at the Range Cafe, Bernalillo. All welcome.

Second Tuesdays: Sandoval County Democratic Club. 7 p.m. Held at Rio Rancho Inn, 528, near Sara Road, west side of the road. Meetings are open to the public and feature candidates for local, state, national offices. www.sandovaldemocrats.org.

Second and fourth Tuesdays: Open kiln-formed glass workshops. 2-4 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Center. 867-1396.

Third Tuesdays: Eastern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (ESCAFCA). 6 p.m. Held in the Town of Bernalillo Council Chambers. Persons wishing to be on the agenda or persons with disabilities who need accommodations should call 771-7110 by the first Tuesday. Board meeting agenda is posted on the ESCAFCA website (escafca.com) and at the front desk of the Town Hall by Friday preceding the meeting.

Third Tuesdays: Sandia Vista Amateur Radio Club. 7 p.m. Help provide emergency communications in Placitas. Become a “HAM” radio operator. We will help you get your FCC license. Visitors welcome. Held at the Placitas Fire Station No. 41, Hwy 165, near the Library. www.lasplacitas.org/svarc.

Fourth Tuesdays: Pathways: Wildlife Corridors of NM monthly meeting. 6:30 p.m. Held at Placitas Community Center. Open to the public. pathwayswc.wordpress.com.

Tuesdays: Haven House Domestic Violence Support Group for women whose lives have been touched by domestic violence. 6:30-8:00 p.m. Topics include: Dynamics of Domestic Violence, Safety Plans, Developing Healthy Relationships, and information about available services. All sessions are confidential and free of charge. Held at Rio Rancho First Baptist Church, corner of Route 528 and 19th Avenue. 896-4869 or 1-800-526-7157.

Tuesdays and Fridays: Watermelon Mountain Ranch offers spay-and-neuter clinics. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices vary from thirty dollars to 150 dollars depending on the weight of your pet. All procedures include pain medication. wmranch.org, 250-5419.

Wednesdays: Rotary Club of Rio Rancho Sunrise. 7 a.m. For breakfast, fellowship, a great speaker, and a chance to get involved in local and worldwide service projects. At Club Rio Rancho (used to be Chamisa Hills CC), 500 Country Club Drive, Rio Rancho. Info: Mac McKinney, 892-4313.

Wednesdays: Urban Horticulture Class Continuing Series. 1-3 p.m. Sponsored by SandovalMasterGardeners. Free and open to the public. Registration preferred, information at Public Class Registration: SandovalMasterGardeners.org. At Sandoval County Extension Office, Bernalillo. 505-929-0414.

First Wednesdays: Free civil legal clinic offered. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Held in the third-floor conference room of the Second District Courthouse, at the southwest corner of Lomas and Fourth, NW. Free legal advice on a number of civil legal issues. No family law services will be offered. Attendance is limited to the first 25 persons who qualify for low-income assistance. Interpreters and bilingual attorneys will be on hand. Those who come to the clinic should bring all their paperwork with them. They can expect about a thirty-minute, free legal consultation. 797-6077.

Second Wednesdays: Rio Rancho Art Association (RRAA) monthly membership meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. RRAA is a non-juried/all mediums regional art association. You need not be a resident of Rio Rancho to join. Held in Don Chalmer’s Ford Community Room, 2500 Rio Rancho Boulevard, Rio Rancho. www.rioranchoartassociation.blogspot.com or www.rraausa.org, 301-2009.

Second and fourth Wednesdays: Sandoval County Civitans. 6:00 p.m. Held at Fair Winds, 920 Riverview Drive SE, Rio Rancho. 898-6884.

Third Wednesdays: Meeting of the Coronado Optimist Club. 6-7 p.m. Held at the Range Cafe in Bernalillo.  

Third Wednesdays: Las Placitas Association Board meeting. 6:30 p.m.

First and third Thursdays (except for November and December): Sandoval County Commission. 6 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held in the Sandoval Administration Building, 1500 Idalia Road Building D, Bernalillo. Info or meeting agenda: www.sandovalcounty.com, 867-7500.

Second Thursdays: The Democratic Party of Sandoval County meets with the New Mexico Democratic Club. 7 p.m. Meetings to be held at the Bernalillo Train Station, 400 Station, Bernalillo.

Third Thursdays: Free business forum workshop. 10-noon. Held at Rio Rancho City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle. Advance registration is highly advised and can be done at www.rrrcc.org, or by contacting Susan at 999-1835 or ssheridan@rrrcc.org.

Third Thursdays: Placitas Community Library Board of Directors Meetings. Held at the Placitas Community Library, 453 Hwy 165. 6:30 p.m. Open to the public. Meeting notices and agendas are posted at the library and the Placitas Post Office.

Fourth Thursdays: Sandoval County Development Planning & Zoning Commission. 6 p.m. Held at the Sandoval County Administration Building, 1500 Idalia Rd., Bldg. D, Bernalillo.

Fridays: Sandoval County Stroke Support Group. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Provides weekly support to survivors of stroke, their caregivers, adult family members, and health care providers. Water and light snacks provided. No charge for meetings. Social outings arranged six times a year. Geri: 620-8802.

Second Fridays: San-Bern Federated Republican Women luncheon. 11:15 a.m. Public is welcome. Held at Chamisa Hills Country Club, 500 Country Club Drive. For more information/reservations, contact Joyce Elliott at www.sanbernfrw.org, or call 891-8180.

First Friday: Veterans Outreach program. 1-5 p.m. Hosted by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services. Held at the Sandoval County Administrative Building, 1500 Idalia Road, Rio Rancho.

Fridays: Celebrate Recovery—12 steps to finding freedom from hurts, hang-ups, and habits. 6:30 p.m. Held at the First Assembly Church, 274 Camino Don Tomas, Bernalillo. 867-7226.

Saturdays: Wildflower walks on the Sandia Ranger District. Starting at 9 a.m. There will be a small amenity fee of three dollars. Be sure to bring a hat, water, and sunscreen. Sandia Ranger District: 281-3305.

Saturdays: Casa Rosa Food Bank. Open 9-11 a.m. Held in the pink house east of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church at 640 Highway 165, six miles east of I-25. Community outreach program provides nonperishable food items as well as dairy, frozen meats, and fresh produce as available for Placitas residents in need. Donations, volunteers welcome.

Third Saturdays: Rio Rancho Northwest Mesa NAACP meets. 11 a.m. Held at Don Newton Community Center. Public is invited. www.rrnwmnaacp.org.

Sundays: Corrales Growers’ Market. 9-noon. Located at Corrales and Jones Road. 259-0203.

Third Sundays: The Sandoval County Fair board meets. 1:00 p.m. Meeting place alternates between the Cuba Fairgrounds and San Ysrido town office. Jessica: 459-6553.

Wednesdays: Urban Horticulture Class Continuing Series. 1-3 p.m. Sponsored by the SandovalMasterGardeners.org. Free and open to the public. Registration preferred. SandovalMasterGardeners.org. At Sandoval County Extension Office, Bernalillo. 929-0414.

February 3: Monthly meeting and stargaze of Rio Rancho Astronomical Society. 7 p.m. Guest speaker, Dr. Laurie Wells of CNM will deliver a presentation on exoplanets. Telescopes provided by the Rio Rancho Astronomical Society will give views of the stars and planets after the meeting (weather permitting). www.rrastro.org, call 220-5355.

February 4: Rio Rancho DAV Chapter 5 monthly meeting. 10 a.m. At the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1022 Veranda Road SE, Rio Rancho, 87124.  All members are encouraged to attend and any new disabled veterans and visitors are welcome.  Questions: Call Larry Johnson, Adjutant at (505) 217-8531 or email Rioranchodav@hotmail.com.

February 5: Albuquerque Concert Band performs exciting concert, fun music featuring guest soloist, tubist Keith Jordan. Also featured, ACB Percussion Section playing a tune arranged by percussionists Chris Bouchard and Bridget Elliott. At EHS PAC 11300 Montgomery Blvd NE. http://www.abqband.org.

February 8: Northwest Chapter Backcountry Horsement of New Mexico monthly meeting. 6 p.m. Nonprofit organization committed to keeping public lands open for hikers, bikers, and equestrians. They maintain existing trails and clear new trails in public lands. At Murphy's Mule Barn, 9700 2nd St NW. Info: mbangel2me@yahoo.com, www.bchnm.org, www.bchnm.org/northwest.html, (505) 261-4667.

February 8: Home Composting Basics and Composting with Worms with John Zarola. 1 p.m. Sandoval County Master Gardeners hosts a series of classes for the public to help gardeners get ready for the next growing season. The classes are free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required. Held at the Sandoval County Extension Office, 711 S. Camino del Pueblo in Bernalillo.

February 11: “If Trees Could Talk”—a presentation of the Xeric Garden Club. 9 a.m. George Duda, a founding member of Think Trees, will speak about the plight of NM trees and what they would tell us if they spoke English. Held at the Albuquerque Garden Center, Piñon Room, 10120 Lomas Boulevard NE. All ages welcome. Free. For further information, go to www.xericgardenclub.org.

February 11: Bernalillo Public Library’s travel series— Ireland presented by Diane Shepard. 10-11 a.m. Each presenter has traveled to or lived in the country they will talk about. There will be dos and don’ts as well as information about food, what to see, and what to do. Come learn about these wonderful and fascinating places. Held at the library.

February 12: Placitas Artist Series presents classical guitarist Aniello Desiderio and monthly visual artists. Artist reception at 2 p.m.; concert at 3 p.m. Featured artists are Karl Hofmann, acrylic; Geri Verble, jewelry; and Dennie York, pen and ink. Their works, all of which are for sale, are on display through February 24. At Las Placitas Presbyterian Church in the village of Placitas, located six miles east of I-25 on NM 165 (Exit 242). The facility is completely accessible. For ticket information, see page 2, this Signpost. Info: 867-8080, info@PlacitasArtistsSeries.org, or www.PlacitasArtistsSeries.org.

February 12: KUPR radio’s annual share the love celebration. Noon to 4 p.m. Help keep KUPR on the air. Silent auction, live music by AMISTAR, Rock Zone and Chill House. Great food. Cash bar for wine and brew. At Anasazi Fields Winery. $10 suggested donation at door, but not required. Details at kupr.org and 99.9 FM.

February 19: Eric Blinman, PhD will give an exciting lecture entitled, “Large-Scale Language Models of Puebloan Prehistory.” 2:00 p.m. More than a century of research has not produced a consensus about major issues of Puebloan culture history. Attendants to this lecture will come away with a more definitive picture of the pueblo peoples, their relationship to each other, how long they have lived here, and where they came from. Held at Sandoval County Historical Society Museum, Edmond Road and Hwy 550. General Admission: $5; Friends of CHS members, free.

February 25: Bernalillo Public Library’s travel series—Italy presented by John Rinaldi. 10-11 a.m. Each presenter has traveled to or lived in the country they will talk about. There will be dos and don’ts as well as information about food, what to see, and what to do. Come learn about these wonderful and fascinating places. Held at the library.

March 5: The Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra presents Art and Music Combined, with student artwork projected above the orchestra. 2 p.m. Conducted by Michael Bowen. Composers include Mozart, Bowen, Tchaikovsky, Dukas (Sorcerer’s Apprentice) and Gershwin (American in Paris). Held at V. Sue Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho. Concerts are free. Donations are greatly appreciated. For more info: (505)433-7445 or www.nmapo.org.

 
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